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When I was a little boy in Cleveland, Ohio, about 4 or 5 years old, I was completely fascinated by the announcers on TV and the voices on the radio. I used to take one of my mom’s kitchen utensils that I thought resembled a microphone and pretend to be a television anchor man like Walter Cronkite. I was always enthralled with voices and how they played out in the different media, how the varied styles fitted in with whatever type of show they were needed for. Great examples like the famous Quinn Martin Productions intros and the legendary Walter Winchell.
By the time I reached my early teens when all my friends were collecting records and bragging about their stereo systems, I was permanently glued to the radio. I loved the jocks’ voices, the station jingles, the music, the way it was all put together to create a high energy buzz - one of my favourites was CKLW, Detroit.
In high school, when trying to decide about a career, I got up the courage to call WIXY radio in Cleveland and asked to talk to super jock, Big Jack Armstrong. I was blown away when he actually took my call and answered all my questions about working in radio! His help made my decision to study Radio and Television at University clear-cut. Thanks to the late, great Big Jack for starting my career rolling.
Since those early beginnings, I’ve been lucky enough to work in radio in the US, Germany and on a pirate ship in the North Sea. But I’ve worked many years in Britain, in radio on London stations and national networks, and primarily now as a voiceover artist. Some television work has come my way from time to time, but my heart will always be with radio and the power of the voice.
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